Which Essential Oil is Right For You?
It can be difficult to know where to begin with essential oils but your perfect match is out there, waiting to be discovered.
Essential oils have been used in aromatherapy for thousands of years to help enhance wellbeing and our mood. But with so many individual characteristics – from calming and relaxing, to energising and uplifting – it can be difficult to know where to begin in choosing an essential oil and how to use them. At Jurlique, we’re passionate about the power of nature and want you to experience the benefits of essential oils. Discover our guide below which focuses on positive outcomes for body, mind and spirit.
Following a busy day, turn to essential oils such as Lavender, Clary Sage or Geranium to help promote a sense of unity and grounding. Mix a couple of drops with water in a spray bottle and mist over furniture or bed linen in preparation for a bedtime ritual. Inhale by adding a couple of drops to tissue and breathing in deeply.
With our memory and emotions connected to scent, essential oils including Rose, Patchouli and Basil help promote a sense of harmony and clarity. Diffuse essential oil with a diffuser or vaporiser to fill your space. Or, apply to the wrist, temples, feet or behind ears whenever you need pause in your day – making sure it’s diluted with a carrier oil first.
Whether we are at odds with ourselves or others, essential oils such as Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Orange can help us to achieve peace and intimacy with our inner world. Remembering to mix with a carrier oil, add a few drops to a warm bath to soak away the day and negative thoughts. Or, use with a carrier oil to massage limbs with long, gentle strokes in gratitude for all you are.
Did you know?
Essential oils are never applied directly to the skin. They must always be diluted with a carrier oil3. For a vaporiser or burner, add 5-7 drops (0.3 mL) to water. For use in massage or when adding to a bath, add 10 drops (0.5 mL) to 15-25 mL of carrier oil.